Our goal as actors is to create another living, breathing human being and respond to specific circumstances in the moment. The Core is an 8-week acting intensive that vigorously investigates acting theory and technique and then applies that technique to individual, solo work and partnered scenes.
The Core is:
The Core gives you a solid technique – a foundation – a process – which then allows you to be present and then to play. The technique in the Core is based on Uta Hagen’s work, which is derived from human behavior and observation.
Script Analysis includes mining the text, asking the right questions and how specificity vs generality can deepen your work.
Rehearsal tactics and best practices include physical destination vs. blocking, using action verbs - the key to flexible, directable actors, and finding and playing the objective, which is imperative to active, conflicted scenes. Plus, it includes active listening and moment to moment work with your partner.
Character development includes how bio, backstory, and inner objects help you find the role in you.
By understanding and applying these techniques, actors will leave the Core with a solid foundation, ready for the next step in their individual acting journeys.
Students will work individually and will be partnered up; work and reading outside the class is required. The intensive class is the pre-requisite for entry into the Scene Study classes.
**This class has partnered scene work. To keep everyone safe, WE REQUIRE COVID-19 VACCINATION OR WEEKLY NEGATIVE COVID TEST RESULTS to enroll. Subject to change based on current Maricopa County covid status.**
24 HOURS OF CLASS!
3-hour class once a week for 8 weeks.
Maximum 10 students (Current max due to Covid-19.)
Required: Uta Hagen’s A CHALLENGE FOR THE ACTOR.
Optional: Richard Boleslavsky’s ACTING: THE FIRST SIX LESSONS.
Optional: Carol Rosenfeld’s ACTING AND LIVING IN DISCOVERY- A WORKBOOK FOR THE ACTOR
Optional: Howard Fine’s FINE ON ACTING: A VISION FOR THE CRAFT
Saturdays, May 1-June 26, 2021
(no class on May 29, 2021)
9 am - 12 pm | $420*
Amanda Melby, Head Coach
Wednesdays, Sept 29-Nov 17, 2021
6:30-9:30 pm | $420*
Registration now open below.
Deposit of 1/3, 1/2 of full tuition must be put down to secure spot in the class. Balance is due by the first class. No cancellations or refunds one week prior to class start.
* +$25 registration fee for new students..
Learn what the focus of the class is from Owner/Head Coach Amanda Melby.